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CBS
Dec 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
and citizens with lots of questions. john blackstone clears the air. and what town has the winningest football team in the nation? wyatt andrews takes us to a community on hard times now riding high. >> one, two, three. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. whether the u.s. enters the war in syria appears to be up to the dictator bashar al-assad. on monday, david martin reported that the assad regime had given orders to prepare chemical weapons for possible use to put down the revolt that has been raging in that country for more than a year and a half. president obama said the use of these weapons of mass destruction would be totally unacceptable. well, tonight, david has new intelligence to report, and we have three stories on the breaking news in syria. we'll start with martin at the pentagon. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence so far has not detected any signs syria is loading chemical weapons on to aircraft, but defense secretary panetta said it appears the embattled assad regime is preparing to do just that. >> there is no quest
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
axelrod. >> reporter: hall of fame tight end john mackey achieved glory on the football field, including this super bowl touchdown in 1971. but he was a shell of himself at the end of his life. this was mackey in 2007. dementia had left him unable to care for himself or understand what was happening to him. >> who's coming to get us? >> reporter: he died four years later at the age of 69. mackey's brain was one of 85 examined in the study by researchers at boston university and the boston v.a. hospital. dr. ann mckee is the lead a vthor. she studied the long term consequences of repetitive injuries to the brain caused by concussion. >> this is something that happens down the road. the acute trauma is a different injury. >> reporter: there's no fresh incident of trauma, but this disease is already under way? >> right. the disease is triggered and then the longer you survive, the more and more the disease progresses and the more impaired you become. >> reporter: while more than half of those studied were athletes, the research also looked at veterans of war. >> it doesn't matter how the br
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
, make together first state to legalize the drug for recreational use for people 21 or older. john blackstone tells us those that are supposed to enforce law are a little foggy on the details. >> reporter: at seattle police headquarters, jonah spangenthal lee was given the task of explaining the state state's new marijuana law on an online guide. >> what do you call it? mari-what? the guide to legal pot use in seattle. >> reporter: a lot of people are saying thattix. it will take a year for the state to write regulations for selling marijuana illegally. for now that leaves some confusion gaffes. for example it's still illegal to smoke pot publicly, but last night teem peepdid. let me get this straight-- you can possess it, you can buy it but nobody is allowed to sell it. >> that's correct. >> reporter: and nobody is allowed to grow it right now either. >> that's correct as well. >> reporter: so how do you get legal pot? >> i couldn't tell you. >> reporter: the new law passed with 56% of the vote. supporters say it the save police time and money. since 2001, more than 130,000 people
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
-minute phone conversation yesterday between president obama and house speaker john boehner. both sides describe that conversation, scott, as direct and candid. those are words custom early reserved for diplomacy between sworn adversaries and tonight that might be where we are. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. now, have a look at these two pictures. president obama and mitt romney at the final debate, the last time they shook hands, until today, when the president hosted a kind of "bury the hatchet" lunch at the white house. the two men promised to work together on shared concerns if the opportunity arises. the united nations voted overwhelmingly this afternoon to recognize the palestinian territories as a state. something palestinians have as a sight. something palestinians have sought for generations, but a diplomatic setback for the u.s. and israel. th the territories on the west bank, the jordan river, and along the gaza strip are home to palestinians displaced by the war that created israel in 1948. today's vote doesn't create an independent palestine. that would have to come in
CBS
Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
this year. what's behind this strike? here's john blackstone in l.a. >> reporter: it began with 70 workers. now all 800 members of their union are on strike. but 10,000 other dock workers are refusing to cross the picket line. that has brought the normally busy port to a new stand still. geraldine knatz directs the port of los angeles. >> there's probably about a billion dollars worth of goods that come through this port everyday and we probably got about 900,000 or so people in the southland whose jobs are tied to the activity going through this port. >> reporter: the ports are clogged with 16 ships waiting to be unloaded. another six are anchored off the coast. >> if the ships are not working, the truckers are not working, the warehouse people are not working. it will ripple through the supply chain. >> reporter: it doesn't take much of a delay to cause problems for people. >> no. a very short delay will -- can mean that stores may not get a shipment the day that they expect it for their sale. >> reporter: the striking workers handle all the paperwork that gets cargo from the port to the
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
complain the new proposal from house speaker john boehner is too vague about tax increases even as it lays out a tough package of spending cuts. for instance raising medicare's eligibility age for the first time in the program's history most likely by two years from 65 to 67 the move would not apply to americans who are close to retirement now. it would be phased in for younger workers such as maggie, a virginia health club manager who just turned 50 last month. >> i think the biggest factor for me is when are you going to retire so you lose your insurance from work and if it goes to 67 you have this two- year gap. what are you going to do? >> reporter: when medicare was created in 1966, the average life expectancy for men was 67 years, today it's 76 and women live on average to 81. one recent study by the kaiser family foundation estimated that shifting medicare eligibility from 65 to 67 would save the federal government $5.7 billion a year. 65 and 66-year-olds would pay an extra $3.7 billion a year to ensure themselves. the employers would pay billions more. >> it would finally bankrupt
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
afee antivirus software. well, the founder of that company, john mcafee, went into hiding last month. he lives in the central american country of belize and the police there want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. bob orr tells us how mcafee was found. >> reporter: john mcafee had been on the run for three weeks trying to evade police in belize. >> how many people at the checkpoint? >> reporter: the high tech entrepreneur, who made a fortune selling computer security software invited reporters from vice.com to join him on the lam. the online magazine was interested in documenting mcafee's edgy life-style in which in recent years has revolved around drugs, sex, and guns. to promote its exclusive access, vice published this smart phone picture of mcafee with reporter rocco castoro. that was a big mistake. digitally embedded in the photo was the location where it was taken and it placed mcafee in guatemala just across the boarder from belize. now the world knew where john mcafee was hiding. joel brenner who, until 2009, was the nation's top counterintelligence official, says the co
CBS
Nov 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
speaker john boehner. the two agreed it was in foeryone's best interest to get a fiscal cliff deal sooner rather than later, both agreed to aim for one before christmas, but they also acknowledged, scott, it will be very difficult to achieve that. >> pelley: thank you, major. will the president's team find a receptive republican congress? nancy cordes is on capitol hill for us tonight. nancy. >> reporter: well, scott, one top republican aide actually told me today that he sees these talks as one-sided, that republicans have been making all the proposals, and speaker boehner said he's still waiting for a balanced offer from the white house. >> republicans are willing to att revenue on the table but it's time for the president and democrats to get serious about the spending problem that our country has. >> reporter: today on capitol hill, erskine bowles met with both sides. he's the co-chair of simpson- bowles commission that drew up a leading plan to cut the federal debt. >> i upon hopeful but i wouldn't put me in the optimistic wetegory. we have a long way to go and a very few days to get
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